COVID-19 is also a democratic crisis

Parliament processes are on hold

“Many legislatures, including the European Parliament, have already cancelled all but the most essential meetings and debates until further notice — an acceptance, however reluctant, of the enormous logistical obstacles they now confront” (Politico)

“it’s a little bit made up on the spot for this immediate session and then the European Parliament will work out slowly and surely how they can conduct this kind of remote voting sessions for the foreseeable future.” Nicolai von Ondarza, Political Scientist at Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Politik (Euranet).

Elections are postponed

Why are we so unprepared for the crisis?